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Medium[ edit ] Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. It is one of the most famous interactive fiction games.
Here it is Interactive writing games running on Gargoyle, a modern interpreter. Text adventures are one of the oldest types of computer games and form a subset of the adventure genre. The player uses text input to control the game, and the game state is relayed to the player via text output.
Interactive fiction usually relies on reading from a screen and on typing input, although text-to-speech synthesizers allow blind and visually impaired users to play interactive fiction titles as audio games.
Parsers may vary in sophistication; the first text adventure parsers could only handle two-word sentences in the form of verb-noun pairs. This level of complexity is the standard for works of interactive fiction today.
Despite their lack of graphics, text adventures include a physical dimension where players move between rooms. Many text adventure games boasted their total number of rooms to indicate how much gameplay they offered. This can create mazes that do not behave as players expect, and thus players must maintain their own map.
These illogical spaces are much more rare in today's era of 3D gaming,  and the Interactive Fiction community in general decries the use of mazes entirely, claiming that mazes have become arbitrary 'puzzles for the sake of puzzles' and that they can, in the hands of inexperienced designers, become immensely frustrating for players to navigate.
MUDs, which became popular in the mids, rely on a textual exchange and accept similar commands from players as do works of IF; however, since interactive fiction is single player, and MUDs, by definition, have multiple players, they differ enormously in gameplay styles.
MUDs often focus gameplay on activities that involve communities of players, simulated political systems, in-game trading, and other gameplay mechanics that are not possible in a single player environment.
Writing style[ edit ] Interactive fiction features two distinct modes of writing: As described above, player input is expected to be in simple command form imperative sentences. This is because, unlike in most works of fiction, the main character is closely associated with the player, and the events are seen to be happening as the player plays.
While older text adventures often identified the protagonist with the player directly, newer games tend to have specific, well-defined protagonists with separate identities from the player.
The classic essay "Crimes Against Mimesis"  discusses, among other IF issues, the nature of "You" in interactive fiction. A typical response might look something like this, the response to "look in tea chest" at the start of Curses: You pick it up anyway, bored as you are.
The late Douglas Adams, in designing the IF version of his 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', created a unique solution to the final puzzle of the game: Some IF works dispense with second-person narrative entirely, opting for a first-person perspective 'I' or even placing the player in the position of an observer, rather than a direct participant.
In some 'experimental' IF, the concept of self-identification is eliminated entirely, and the player instead takes the role of an inanimate object, a force of nature, or an abstract concept; experimental IF usually pushes the limits of the concept and challenges many assumptions about the medium.
ELIZA simulated a psychotherapist that appeared to provide human-like responses to the user's input, while SHRDLU employed an artificial intelligence that could move virtual objects around an environment and respond to questions asked about the environment's shape.
The development of effective natural language processing would become an essential part of interactive fiction development. Adventure was programmed in Fortran for the PDP Crowther's original version was an accurate simulation of part of the real Colossal Cavebut also included fantasy elements such as axe-wielding dwarves and a magic bridge.
Stanford University graduate student Don Woods discovered Adventure while working at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratoryand in obtained and expanded Crowther's source code with Crowther's permission. Woods's changes were reminiscent of the writings of J.
Tolkienand included a troll, elves, and a volcano some claim is based on Mount Doombut Woods says was not. The game has since been ported to many other operating systemsand was included with the floppy-disk distribution of Microsoft's MS-DOS 1. Adventure is a cornerstone of the online IF community; there currently exist dozens of different independently-programmed versions, with additional elements, such as new rooms or puzzles, and various scoring systems.
The popularity of Adventure led to the wide success of interactive fiction during the late s, when home computers had little, if any, graphics capability.
Many elements of the original game have survived into the present, such as the command ' xyzzy ', which is now included as an Easter Egg in modern games, such as Microsoft Minesweeper.
Adventure was also directly responsible for the founding of Sierra Online later Sierra Entertainment ; Ken and Roberta Williams played the game and decided to design one of their own,  but with graphics.
Commercial era[ edit ] Adventure International was founded by Scott Adams not to be confused with the creator of Dilbert.
InAdams wrote Adventurelandwhich was loosely patterned after the original Colossal Cave Adventure. He took out a small ad in a computer magazine in order to promote and sell Adventureland, thus creating the first commercial adventure game.
In he founded Adventure International, the first commercial publisher of interactive fiction. The largest company producing works of interactive fiction was Infocom which created the Zork series and many other titles, among them TrinityThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and A Mind Forever Voyaging.
The term Implementer was the self-given name of the creators of the text adventure series Zork. It is for this reason that game designers and programmers can be referred to as an implementeroften shortened to Imp, rather than a writer.
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